Moving blocks

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miley

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May 7, 2009, 3:40:43 AM5/7/09
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Hello

Is there any way of moving a block once you have placed it.

At the moment I have to delete every block I put in the wrong place!

Thanks

bozz

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May 8, 2009, 11:03:25 AM5/8/09
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There are two ways:

As long as you haven't built on top of a wrongly placed block, just do

- click on the Arrow so you can point on blocks again, instead of
placing new blocks
- SHIFT-click on the block you want to move - it is taken loose, and
you can place it wherever you want

When you want to move a block that is (partly) covered, do

- click on the Arrow so you can point on blocks again, instead of
placing new blocks
- press the ESC key to clear the selection
- click on the block you want to move (its edges become red)
- open the Advanced Toolbox (Gear button, first menu choice)
- move the block in the desired direction by clicking the up/down
button at X, Y or Z

NOTE: When doing this, it is possible to place a block (partly) inside
another block, you can even move a block completely through another
one. Make sure that no blocks are overlapping in this way before you
leave this dialog, as the rendering will be confused and display the
model different each time you redraw it. This fact can also be used
for special effects, for example parts that change color when you
redraw (or rotate) the picture :-)

HTH,
Bozz

PS. Paste the following in a file "TrafficLights.LGO" to see the color
switching effect. Try redrawing or rotating the model.

= 68 220 10 0 -52 1 1
B -160 -160 -8 320 320 8 10659233 1 1 0 0 0 0
B 40 140 0 20 20 24 15922162 1 0 0 0 0 3005 0
B 40 140 24 20 20 24 15922162 1 0 0 0 0 3005 0
B 40 140 48 20 20 24 15922162 1 0 0 0 0 3005 0
B 40 140 72 20 20 24 15922162 1 0 0 0 0 3005 0
B 40 140 96 20 20 24 4620072 1 0 0 0 0 3005 0
B 40 140 96 20 20 24 1779908 1 0 0 0 0 3005 0
B -160 40 0 20 20 24 15922162 1 0 0 0 0 3005 0
B 140 -60 0 20 20 24 15922162 1 0 0 0 0 3005 0
B -60 -160 0 20 20 24 15922162 1 0 0 0 0 3005 0
B -160 40 24 20 20 24 15922162 1 0 0 0 0 3005 0
B 140 -60 24 20 20 24 15922162 1 0 0 0 0 3005 0
B -60 -160 24 20 20 24 15922162 1 0 0 0 0 3005 0
B -160 40 48 20 20 24 15922162 1 0 0 0 0 3005 0
B 140 -60 48 20 20 24 15922162 1 0 0 0 0 3005 0
B -60 -160 48 20 20 24 15922162 1 0 0 0 0 3005 0
B -160 40 72 20 20 24 15922162 1 0 0 0 0 3005 0
B 140 -60 72 20 20 24 15922162 1 0 0 0 0 3005 0
B -60 -160 72 20 20 24 15922162 1 0 0 0 0 3005 0
B -160 40 96 20 20 24 1779908 1 0 0 0 0 3005 0
B -160 40 96 20 20 24 4620072 1 0 0 0 0 3005 0
B 140 -60 96 20 20 24 1779908 1 0 0 0 0 3005 0
B 140 -60 96 20 20 24 4620072 1 0 0 0 0 3005 0
B -60 -160 96 20 20 24 4620072 1 0 0 0 0 3005 0
B -60 -160 96 20 20 24 1779908 1 0 0 0 0 3005 0
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